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MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 4 YEARS. LAST YEAR I

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MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 4 YEARS. LAST YEAR I SOLD MY BUSINESS OF TEN YEARS AND BOUGHT THE HOUSE WE LIVE IN. I PUT THE HOUSE DEEDS IN BOTH OF OUR NAMES BUT HE DIDNT PUT ANY MONEY INTO THE PURCHASE. WE DONT HAVE ANY CHILDREN TOGETHER. WE BOTH WANT A DIVORCE AND HE SAYS HE WILL HAVE HALF OF THE HOUSE. HE HAS AN RAF PENSION AND A PENSION WITH HIS NEW JOB OF 4 YEARS. I DONT HAVE A PENSION. IS HE ENTITLED TO HALF OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE HOUSE?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
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Thanks for using JustAnswer. My name isXXXXX will do whatever I can to answer your question
How long have you lived together and what are the various assets worth?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

We have lived together 5 years this April. We bought the house for 365,000 and I think it may be worth about £400,000.His pension is £500 per month until he is 55 and then it goes up to about £12000 a year.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
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What Income do you each have?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Myhusband earns £30,000 a year and I have just resigned today from my position of 3 months where I also earned £ 30,000

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
The relatively short length of the marriage and the fact that your husband brought little or no capital to the marriage means that the Family court will not award him 50% of the property - or anything close to it
Realistically a lumps sum of between 10% and 20% of the equity is the best he is likely to achieve
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

If I settle for this will I be entitled to any of his pension?

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
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Again the relationship is so short that in fact your small claim on his pension will be traded to reduce his claim on your capital
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
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You are most welcome - good luck
Claire

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